PATTAYA, Thailand — The crane that will lift and transport tourists across the Thailand-Malaysia border in the near future has a history of trouble and safety concerns.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, the crane, known as “The Travel Lift Crane,” was built by a Thai company that was given permission by the Malaysian government to operate.
The company said it has already been used to transport tourists in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.
It has also been used for road construction in China.
But the operator said the project will not be used to handle international visitors because it is too risky and that it has had problems during construction.
In a statement to The Associated Press, a company spokesperson said the crane is now in maintenance and will be replaced.
But the spokesperson did not provide an exact date for when the new crane will be built.
The government has said it plans to build the new crossing in 2017.
It was not immediately clear whether the new cross will be the first tourist crossing in Thailand.
It is located at the northern tip of Malaysia’s Malacca Peninsula.
It is the second tourist crossing built in the country since it gained independence from Malaysia in 1957.
The first, built in 2012, was in the southern part of the country and connected to a rail bridge.
The first crossing, also called the Skybridge Crossing, was built to help improve connectivity between the two countries.
It was closed in 2010 after a fire damaged parts of the bridge.